P. M. Balasubramaniam1 and S. U. Prabha This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.2

1Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India
2Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, India


Received: September 24, 2013
Accepted: July 23, 2015
Publication Date: December 1, 2015

Download Citation: ||https://doi.org/10.6180/jase.2015.18.4.08  


Classically, the aim of the electric power system is to generate electrical energy and to deliver this energy to the end-user equipment at an acceptable voltage. As nonlinear loads draw harmonic and reactive power components of current from ac mains, the quality of power deteriorates. This paper presents a review of the main power quality (PQ) problems with their associated causes and solutions with codes and standards. This paper concludes with some solutions to mitigate the Power Quality problems are presented.

Keywords: IEEE 519, Total Harmonic Distortion, Point of Common Coupling, Total Demand Distortion


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